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Monday, December 20, 2010

Cave Art Drawings

I thought I would take a little time out and work on a new idea for jewellery that I will teach at the High School next year.  Something that is easy to construct yet interesting and having an indigenous look and feel.

Polymer Clay focal in earthy colours. Carved shapes impressed with aluminum ribbon in various designs.  White acrylic paint applied with a match stick for that dot painting affect.  Gold rub and buff paint for highlights and shine.  Braided waxed linen cord.  Base metal beads and findings.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lot and lots of Lady Bugs

Here it is... the Lady bugs images that I promised.

An example of one of the pieces of jewellery that will be displayed at the Old Butter Factory Cafe, Bellingen... starting tomorrow.

Lady Bug necklace

Friday, December 17, 2010

Frances: "Ladybugs, Katherine. Lots and lots of ladybugs."

This is a memorable quote from one of my favourite movies "Under the Tuscan Sun".  I love this romantic comedy.  It's one of my all time favourites.  I can watch it a million times and never get tired of it.

At the moment I'm working on some jewellery for the "Old Butter Factory Cafe" in Bellingen where I'll be showcasing my Sculptural Art & Jewellery from Sunday the 19th of December.

So if you haven't finished your Christmas Shopping yet, please go have a stickie beak (check it out).

Some of the items will have these pretty little red lady bugs... "Lots and lots of ladybugs".

I will be posting pics of this "Ladybug Jewellery" over the weekend.

"Medicine Leaves" Polyclay Art on Canvas by Year 10 Students

Jess showing her Medicine Leaves Polyclay Art on Canvas

Click on Jess' Polyclay Art Canvas to view larger and see how it shimmers.

Polyclay Art created by Nambucca Heads High School Students in a class that I taught today.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Leaves' Eyes - A Winter Poem lyrics

Polymer Clay Leaf and Feather Canes that I have been working today.  I love it when my art has a feeling of movement.  I feel like the leaves are alive and flowing out from a living organism.  Perhaps even from mother nature's infinite well of knowledge.

I think that the image goes quite well with the song.  Click on the YouTube link below to hear the music to the words.

Leaves' Eyes - A Winter Poem lyrics
 One million crystals on the outside of my window
One single thought, a thought of missing you
But only one word from within me
Describes the thought without of you

Ice feathers on my window
Reveal a single thought
A painting of your eyes
Is a sign that you do know

One million crystals
Not enough to page your beauty
Beauty of your soul
300 days I counted
Almost a year,
A mere of missing you

Ice feathers on my window
Reveal a single thought
A painting of your eyes
Is a sign that you do know

Once again waters change
Winter spell comes to life again

Ice feathers on my window
Reveal a single thought
A painting of your eyes
Is a sign that you do know

Ice crystals on my window
Hide frozen life inside
Ice storm outside these walls
But I feel my heart is warm